Research

Articles, tools, and commentary on
climate services and solutions.
Highlights
Sep 19 2022
CDR verification framework
We developed an interactive tool to map quantification capacity and uncertainty across CDR pathways. Explore the interactive tool, read the article, or read Frontier’s post to learn more.
Interactive toolExplainer articleMethodsFrontier post

Jun 30 2022
Downscaled datasets form the basis of climate impacts and risk analysis. We released new globally downscaled climate datasets spanning multiple downscaling methods, alongside an interactive map tool, an explainer article, and a policy brief.

Tools
CDR Verification Framework
Interactive tool for understanding Verification Confidence Levels (VCLs) for carbon removal.
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Articles
Sep 19 2022
Verification Confidence Levels for carbon dioxide removal
We developed an interactive tool to map quantification capacity and uncertainty across CDR pathways. Read this article, explore the interactive tool, or read Frontier’s post to learn more.
We developed an interactive tool to map quantification capacity and uncertainty across CDR pathways. Read this article, explore the interactive tool, or read Frontier’s post to learn more.
Jul 12 2022
Barriers to scaling the long-duration carbon dioxide removal industry
What are the key challenges facing the carbon removal industry? We conducted structured interviews with 37 stakeholders to understand how they perceive market barriers.
What are the key challenges facing the carbon removal industry? We conducted structured interviews with 37 stakeholders to understand how they perceive market barriers.
Jun 30 2022
Downscaled datasets form the basis of climate impacts and risk analysis, but there are many ways to downscale. We’re releasing data and tools for this foundational step in the climate change planning process.
Downscaled datasets form the basis of climate impacts and risk analysis, but there are many ways to downscale. We’re releasing data and tools for this foundational step in the climate change planning process.
Apr 07 2022
Zombies on the blockchain
We analyzed the flow of carbon offset credits from conventional registries to the blockchain. Our work shows that nearly all of these credits have been excluded from conventional markets.
We analyzed the flow of carbon offset credits from conventional registries to the blockchain. Our work shows that nearly all of these credits have been excluded from conventional markets.
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Commentary
Policy Briefs
Nov 22 2022
Policy Brief
The SBTi net-zero standard should include guidance on carbon removal
We summarize a public comment letter from 16 organizations to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) on recommendations for the treatment of carbon removal in their net-zero standard.
Sep 29 2022
Policy Brief
A blistering critique from the carbon offset registry with a dominant ⅔ market share says more about its opposition to independent standards than the best way to pursue them.
Aug 01 2022
Policy Brief
Why climate data matters to climate-related financial risk assessments
Companies, government agencies, and consumers increasingly seek data on future physical climate risks. Better communication, transparency, and accessibility would help improve these physical financial risk assessments.
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Comment Letters
Nov 30 2022
Greenhouse Gas Protocol re: Draft Land Sector and Removals Guidance
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Publications
Sep 12 2022
Global Change Biology
Using remote sensing to quantify the additional climate benefits of California forest carbon offset projects
An ex post analysis shows that credited carbon sequestration in California projects is likely non-additional. These findings illustrate the importance of using dynamic baseline controls to credit carbon.
May 11 2022
Ecology Letters
Future climate risks from stress, insects and fire across US forests
A paper quantifying the key climate drivers that fuel risks to forests in the United States from wildfire, drought, and insects, and projecting those risks over the 21st century.
Aug 05 2022
Frontiers
An actuarial analysis of California's forest carbon offset insurance program shows that it fails to adequately address risks from wildfire and sudden oak death.
Mar 31 2022
The Journal of Ocean Technology
Ocean solutions in the carbon market
A short article outlining the challenges of incorporating ocean-based CDR into carbon markets and the need for those who know the science to track claims carefully and help others do the same.
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